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Captured top Ugandan rebel arrives ICC for trial

By EDITOR   |   21 January 2015   |   9:38 am  

TOP Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen has arrived in The Hague to stand trial on war crimes charges.

A feared commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Mr Ongwen, was taken into custody at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on arrival.

He was arrested in the Central African Republic (CAR) earlier this month.

His trial will be the first time that a member of the LRA, led by the notorious warlord Joseph Kony, has faced international justice.

Uganda agreed that he should be tried by the ICC despite being a fierce critic of The Hague-based court.

U.S. and African forces had been searching for Mr Ongwen since 2011.



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